Ministers are all too aware of the green invaders
Mr Brown added: "Developers are targeting football playing fields, bowling greens and tennis courts, as well as smaller grassed areas and gap sites across the city. In fact, the phenomenon is common to many towns and cities across Scotland."
He also observed: "It seems that council planning committees in Glasgow are not as rigorous as they should be in enforcing planning and conservation protections . . . Indeed, a coach and horses has sometimes been driven through these planning protections."